Trust Links

Mental health training

Gain valuable knowledge and skills with free mental health training

As a result of the COVID pandemic and lockdown, the needs for mental health support have risen, with 1 in 5 people now likely to be experiencing some form of depression. At Trust Links, we believe that together we can make a change to the lives of those struggling with their mental health. In doing this, we are now providing free mental health training to the public and local agencies in the Southend, Castle Point and Rochford areas.

Our regular 3 hour course is delivered from 10am to 1pm on Tuesdays, and is entirely online via Zoom due to current restrictions, and is open to all.

On completing the training, you will have gained knowledge in the following areas:

  • Greater awareness of our own mental health
  • Basic knowledge of a range of mental health related conditions
  • Understanding the way we and others think, feel and behave
  • Providing comfort to those in emotional need
  • Reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental health
  • Understand stress and the development of resilience
  • Understanding Vicarious Stress and Self Care

To register for mental health awareness and support training as an individual, simply click the register button below.


Training for businesses and local agencies

For businesses and organisations wishing to provide this course for their staff, the maximum number of delegates per course is 16, with an ideal group size being 8. If you require training for more than 16 people, please let us know and we will try to schedule your organisation in for additional training. We also require a minimum of 4 people per course.

If you would like to register your organisation for the course then please contact us using the email address provided below. If you already know your available dates and times, please include this in the email, and we will work with you to find a suitable time.

To register your interest, give us a call or 01702 213134 or email

 “It gave me the reassurance of how to deal with difficult situations. It also made me think about things and realise you’ve got to listen.” – Anne, Southend In Sight Volunteer

Hear from those that have undertaken our training HERE.

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